Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo Chianti Classico 2020

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Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo Chianti Classico 2020

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Castello Vicchiomaggio

Tasting notes - Named after an antique farmhouse located on the wine estate, this smooth and elegant wine is a lovely expression of Chianti. With red cherry and cranberry fruits, the palate has good substance and a lingering, rounded finish.

Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo Chianti Classico 2020

Smooth and elegant, a lovely and savoury expression of
Chianti with red cherry and strawberry fruits through to a
silky finish.
Producer Note
The historical origins of Castello Vicchiomaggio can be traced back to the 5th century.
The present owners, the Matta family, acquired the property in 1964 and restored it
back to its former splendour. The estate, with 150 hectares, is one of the largest in the
area, and of these, 32 hectares are dedicated to the vine. Castello Vicchiomaggio
produces several styles of wine, from the traditional to the innovative. In order to
achieve this, the estate has been carefully classified according to its soil type and
exposure and is cultivated sustainably. All production and winemaking is supervised by
John Matta. The hallmark of John's wines is elegance, perfumed, stylish and all have
beautiful balance. These wines truly show off the Sangiovese grape at its best.
Vicchiomaggio is consistently classified amongst Italy's top estates and John Matta has
been named IWSC Italian Winemaker of the Year four times in the last 14 years.
Vineyard
The vineyards are located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and sit at an
altitude of 255 to 265 metres above sea level. The Chianti Classico area is
characterised by a Mediterranean climate and the soil, which is called "Galestro”, is
rich in clay and large stones. The soils in this vineyard are made up of a high proportion
of heavy clay- approximately 30%- which is renowned for its cooling properties and
water retention for the vine, as well as for producing bold wines from the Sangiovese
grape. Planted at a density of 5,600 vines per hectare, the vines are pruned according
to the Single Guyot method which ensures low yields of approximately 52 hectolitres per
hectare. Particular attention is paid to the direction in which the vines are planted; they
are all south-facing, ensuring maximum exposure to the sun throughout the day.
Harvesting takes place by hand between mid-September and mid-October, once the
grapes have reached optimum maturity.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected. Fermentation took place in stainless steel
temperature-controlled vats for a period of eight to 10 days with daily pumping-over, to
ensure the desired level of extraction of colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine was
then matured for six months in large oak barrels of 25 to 50 hectolitres before being
released between 12 and 24 months after the vintage.
Tasting Note
Named after an antique farmhouse located on the wine estate, this smooth and
elegant wine is a lovely expression of Chianti. With red cherry and cranberry fruits, the
palate has good substance and a lingering, rounded finish.
Grape
Sangiovese 100%

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